ShinMaywa US-1A KAI

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ShinMaywa US-1A KAI

Postby PHY » March 7th, 2007, 5:04 pm

The ShinMaywa PS-1 and US-1 (Japanese: 新明和 PS-1, US-1) are large STOL aircraft designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and air-sea rescue (SAR) work respectively. The PS-1 was a flying boat which carried its own beaching gear on board, while the US-1 is a true 1995, ShinMaywa began plans for an upgraded version of the US-1A, the US-1A kai (US-1A 改 - "improved US-1A"). This aircraft features numerous aerodynamic refinements, a pressurised hull, and more powerful Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines. Flight tests began on December 18, 2003. It is expected that the JMSDF may eventually purchase up to 14 of these aircraft, to enter service around 2007 as US-2.

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